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Albert Lawley by Alex Service
We know he played for Widnes. Albert was a full-back, who made just five appearances for the Saints, but at an interesting time in some respects. The club had signed a player from Scottish Rugby Union called John McCallum, at the start of the season, who was seen to be a possible replacement for the evergreen Tommy Barton. It was not to be, however and John went back north after just one match. Consequently, the club still faced the problem of who would wear the number one jersey on a regular basis. They tried Travena, Parkinson, Fairhurst, Crooks and Lawley during the 1921-22 season. Yet it was another local lad, Charlie Crooks, who made the position his own over the next decade. Albert did not play many games for the Saints. We do know that he lived at Mersey Road in Widnes when he played for St.Helens. In 1939 he was living in Oakland Street, Widnes and working as a Labourer in a Chemical Works. He died in Milton, North Yorkshire in March 1977, aged 85.
Thanks to Steve Fox, the Widnes historian, for the splendid photo of Albert.
|Season (Official Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|Season (Other Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|17th Nov 1921||
|18th Nov 1921||
|23rd Nov 1921||
|10th Dec 1921||
|17th Dec 1921||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
|WINS : 2 | LOSSES : 3 | DRAWS :|
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